Average Bench: 90.9% (79th of 1358)

Based on 40,103 user benchmarks.  Device: BFEBFBFF000906EA Model: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-8086K CPU @ 4.00GHz

Intel are celebrating the 40th anniversary of their x86 architecture and 8086 processor with the launch of their high-end i7-8086K. Just 50,000 units of this hex core, twelve threaded Coffee Lake processor have been made available globally. Exactly like the i7-8700K, the 8086K features 12MB of smart (L3) cache, 2 channels of DDR4 RAM and has a TDP of 95W. Essentially, the 8086K is Intel’s current Coffee Lake flagship, the i7-8700K, with a single-core turbo frequency factory overclocked by 300 MHz. Thermals permitting, out of the box, the i7-8086K achieves a single core boost speed of 5.0 GHz – which is a new record for Intel. That said, you would be unlucky if you were unable to achieve a 5.0 GHz single core OC with an 8700K. For everything other than single core, the turbo clock speeds on the 8086K exactly match the 8700K which puts the 8086K firmly into gimmick territory. Directly comparing the 8086K and 8700K shows that for a $100 (24%) price premium you get around a 5% performance improvement which drops to around 2% when both chips are overclocked. If the price gap between the 8086K and the 8700K were to fall to less than 20 USD it may be worth considering the 8086K. [Jun '18 CPUPro]

Poor: 80%Average: 90.9% Great: 101%
Gaming
Gaming 91%
Nuclear submarine
Desktop
Desktop 93%
Nuclear submarine
Workstation
Workstation 83%
Aircraft carrier

Excellent average bench

The Intel Core i7-8086K averaged just 9.1% lower than the peak scores attained by the group leaders. This is an excellent result which ranks the Intel Core i7-8086K near the top of the comparison list.

Strengths

Avg. Single Core Mixed Speed 133Pts
Avg. Memory Latency 91.6Pts

Good consistency

The range of scores (95th - 5th percentile) for the Intel Core i7-8086K is 20.6%. This is a relatively narrow range which indicates that the Intel Core i7-8086K performs reasonably consistently under varying real world conditions.

Weaknesses

Avg. Multi Core Mixed Speed 1,017Pts
Avg. Octa Core Mixed Speed 807Pts
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Average Bench

(Based on 40,103 samples)
Min Avg Max
81.7 Memory 91.6 97.2
118 1-Core 133 151
220 2-Core 257 299
92% 161 Pts
Min Avg Max
414 4-Core 485 568
674 8-Core 807 940
81.6% 646 Pts
Min Avg Max
818 64-Core 1,017 1,192
68.3% 1,017 Pts
User Benchmarks Bench Normal Heavy Server
The fastest CPU (mainstream) averages a speed of 100%
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 5.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 92
1-Core 156
2-Core 310
104% 186 Pts
4-Core 592
8-Core 986
100% 789 Pts
64-Core 1,254
84% 1,254 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 5.1 GHz (avg)
Memory 95.1
1-Core 154
2-Core 309
104% 186 Pts
4-Core 567
8-Core 950
96% 759 Pts
64-Core 1,227
82% 1,227 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.35 GHz (avg)
Memory 93.8
1-Core 139
2-Core 257
94% 163 Pts
4-Core 521
8-Core 830
86% 676 Pts
64-Core 1,032
69% 1,032 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.55 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.1
1-Core 138
2-Core 270
94% 166 Pts
4-Core 529
8-Core 853
88% 691 Pts
64-Core 1,077
72% 1,077 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.85 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.9
1-Core 148
2-Core 286
99% 175 Pts
4-Core 513
8-Core 894
88% 703 Pts
64-Core 1,132
76% 1,132 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.2 GHz (avg)
Memory 92.8
1-Core 132
2-Core 264
93% 163 Pts
4-Core 483
8-Core 772
80% 628 Pts
64-Core 948
64% 948 Pts
U3E1, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 91.7
1-Core 132
2-Core 259
92% 161 Pts
4-Core 472
8-Core 801
80% 636 Pts
64-Core 1,034
69% 1,034 Pts
LGA1151, 1 CPU, 6 cores, 12 threads
Base clock 4 GHz, turbo 4.3 GHz (avg)
Memory 86.2
1-Core 131
2-Core 248
89% 155 Pts
4-Core 456
8-Core 784
78% 620 Pts
64-Core 1,038
70% 1,038 Pts
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 Specifications

Essentials

DescriptionIntel® Core™ i7-8086K Processor (12M Cache, up to 5.00 GHz)
Code NameCoffee Lake
Launch DateQ2'18
Processor Numberi7-8086K
# of Cores6
# of Threads12
Cache12 MB SmartCache
Instruction Set64-bit
Instruction Set ExtensionsIntel® SSE4.1, Intel® SSE4.2, Intel® AVX2
Embedded Options AvailableNo
Lithography14 nm
Recommended PriceN/A
Clock Speed4.00 GHz
Max Turbo Frequency5.00 GHz
Bus Speed8 GT/s DMI3
Scalability1S Only
Max TDP95 W
Thermal Solution SpecificationPCG 2015D (130W)

Graphics

Processor GraphicsIntel® UHD Graphics 630
Graphics Base Frequency350 MHz
# of Displays Supported3
Graphics Max Dynamic Frequency1.20 GHz
Quick Sync VideoYes
InTru 3D TechYes
Clear Video HD TechYes
Clear Video Tech for MIDYes
Graphics Video Max Memory64 GB

Memory

Max Memory Size64 GB
Memory TypesDDR4-2666
Memory Channels2
Memory Bandwidth41.6 GB/s
ECC Memory SupportedNo

Expansion Options

PCI Express Revision3.0
PCI Express ConfigurationsUp to 1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4
Max # of PCI Express Lanes16

Data Protection

AES New InstructionsYes
Secure KeyYes

Advanced Technologies

Virtualization Tech (VT-x)Yes
Intel 64Yes
Idle StatesYes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep® TechYes
Thermal Monitoring TechnologiesYes
Turbo Boost Tech2.0
Hyper-Threading TechYes
Virtualization for Directed I/O (VT-d)Yes
VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT)Yes
TSX-NIYes
Identity Protection TechYes
Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)No

Package

Package Size37.5mm x 37.5mm
Max CPU Configuration1

Platform Protection

Execute Disable BitYes
OS GuardYes
Trusted Execution TechYes

 Comments

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Average

2 years ago.

It's okay. This site is full of subjective morons with nothing more than YouTube engineering qualifications


Excellent

10 months ago.

Works great with a 2080TI. High FPS low temp!


Excellent

22 months ago.

good for sc2 and amazing overclock


Excellent

2 years ago.

Прекрасный процессор!


Good

20 months ago.


Excellent

2 years ago.

Price is marginal but 4% performance increase is a lot


Excellent

18 months ago.

i am using this one for 2 years and there is only 4% diference from 10900K


Excellent

3 years ago.

...just a RE-BRAND for 100$ more.


Excellent

3 years ago.

The 5Ghz is only applied for 2 cores. The rest are identical to 8700k. This is just a binned 8700k with a fancy name. I love it, though.


Good

18 months ago.

8700k with new name and less changes of poor overclocking, limited numbers add bit of exclusivity. Bought not for performance, but because it is a gimmick.


Excellent

2 years ago.

Love it only thing i hate offcourse is the stock intel tim


Good

4 years ago.


Excellent

3 months ago.

Just another attention grab from Intel!


Good

2 years ago.

The Intel's factory binned i7-8700K as this CPU comes with 6 core and 12 thread, and has base clock of 4.0GHz and boost clock of 5.0GHz (single core only but 5GHz all core is attainable though).


Poor

4 years ago.

Pointless CPU for those who don't know how to overclock 8700k


Poor

4 years ago.

Only an idiot would spend an extra $100 just for that 5% performance than an i7-8700k - said no one ever.


Excellent

3 years ago.

When it was on sale it was only a tiny bit more than the 8700K, and comes stock with higher default single core speed. Generally overclocks higher without much work too. You have to give it some props for nostalgia too. I mean 40th Anniversary of the 8086. 5+ GHz official speed. People are saying $60-$100 more than 8700K... but when I bought, it was anywhere from $20-$40 more. Which to me is worth it, to them, maybe not. To each their own, but some will pay much higher to have a guaranteed 5GHz clock speed. I can run 5.2 on all cores 24/7 so I'm happy paying extra.


Good

3 years ago.

Got it for 50 more than a 8700k goes for, it's pretty much the same thing but you know it's gonna reach 5ghz without problems at 1.3v. (overclock, not turbo boost which works only on one core) Worth the 50 bucks if you are planning to use it for the decade to come.


Excellent

3 years ago.

Better than 9900k & 9700k upto quad core performance. Most pc application use maximum 4 core at a time.


Excellent

21 months ago.

Great chip, got lucky and found one just after release. Its been sitting on my Apex X from day one and auto clocked itself at 5.0GHZ all cores on first boot. Since than it been at 5.2 GHZ all cores stable. But sadly some drivers dont quiet play ball much above 5.24GHZ. The 280MM water cooler does great job at keeping the temps in check. Worth every penny I paid.


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